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post Feb 28 2014, 06:42 AM
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Good stuff...

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post Feb 28 2014, 08:34 AM
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Thanks Hexabuzz! very interesting.


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post Feb 28 2014, 02:46 PM
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Pff! Everyone should be looking into this!

Timing and groove are among the essential traits that ANY musician should develop!


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post Mar 6 2014, 09:56 AM
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Well said!! If possible I'd go so far as to suggest every guitar player learn drums, even if it's on a small electronic kit. Just separating the hands/feet in rythm and learning how to subdivide beats is very valuable for a sense of timing smile.gif I learned how to play drums before I picked up electric guitar and it's been invaluable in helping my sense of timing. I've been able to play without a metronome and keep very strict time in my head just from developing a good sense of timing playing drums.

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Pff! Everyone should be looking into this!

Timing and groove are among the essential traits that ANY musician should develop!


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post Mar 6 2014, 02:03 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 6 2014, 08:56 AM) *
Well said!! If possible I'd go so far as to suggest every guitar player learn drums, even if it's on a small electronic kit. Just separating the hands/feet in rythm and learning how to subdivide beats is very valuable for a sense of timing smile.gif I learned how to play drums before I picked up electric guitar and it's been invaluable in helping my sense of timing. I've been able to play without a metronome and keep very strict time in my head just from developing a good sense of timing playing drums.


BINGO! Todd, your words are golden smile.gif My sense of rhythm and riff writing improved TONS after learning how the drums function and after I started writing drums using virtual instruments. I TOTALLY recommend anyone to do that if they want to become better all round musicians!


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post Mar 7 2014, 06:09 AM
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We are on the same page!!! smile.gif Also, I'd say it's good to try to learn how to play "air drums" just to learn how to separate your hands and feet (snare/kick drum). That's how I learned before I got my first drum kit smile.gif It's FREE!!! So even without a drum kit, or anything you can still practice and get a sense of timing smile.gif

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BINGO! Todd, your words are golden smile.gif My sense of rhythm and riff writing improved TONS after learning how the drums function and after I started writing drums using virtual instruments. I TOTALLY recommend anyone to do that if they want to become better all round musicians!



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post Mar 7 2014, 09:44 AM
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Looking at most of my friends guitar players 50% can play simple grooves on drums smile.gif And...when it's jam session they get a few beers and...are pushing just to sit behind the drums biggrin.gif

Good add mate! smile.gif


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post Mar 7 2014, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 7 2014, 05:09 AM) *
We are on the same page!!! smile.gif Also, I'd say it's good to try to learn how to play "air drums" just to learn how to separate your hands and feet (snare/kick drum). That's how I learned before I got my first drum kit smile.gif It's FREE!!! So even without a drum kit, or anything you can still practice and get a sense of timing smile.gif


I remember when I had my VERY first band - I was 16 years old and we didn't have money to buy gear... BUT smile.gif I was in love with a girl who was 1 year older than me in my highschool. I wanted to buy her a perfume and to swear my true love forever... well, I figured out it was a stupid thing to do, because she couldn't care less about me... so I went over at a used instruments pawn shop and bought the MOST RAGGEDY, dreadful, awful, you name it, drum set biggrin.gif We were in heaven! biggrin.gif We set it up and were of course missing a few things, so we improvised a cymbal stand out of a .... broomstick smile.gif Pics coming soon.. I hope biggrin.gif


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post Mar 8 2014, 06:00 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 6 2014, 05:56 AM) *
Well said!! If possible I'd go so far as to suggest every guitar player learn drums, even if it's on a small electronic kit. Just separating the hands/feet in rythm and learning how to subdivide beats is very valuable for a sense of timing smile.gif I learned how to play drums before I picked up electric guitar and it's been invaluable in helping my sense of timing. I've been able to play without a metronome and keep very strict time in my head just from developing a good sense of timing playing drums.


I can't agree more. I have learnt some basic drum rhythms and it awesome how much it helps to understand and incorporate rhythm and groove, no only for playing guitar, also to compose music. I was never told about when I was younger but I experienced it while I was leaning some drums stuff. It's awesome and a great complement for every musician.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 8 2014, 05:00 AM) *
I can't agree more. I have learnt some basic drum rhythms and it awesome how much it helps to understand and incorporate rhythm and groove, no only for playing guitar, also to compose music. I was never told about when I was younger but I experienced it while I was leaning some drums stuff. It's awesome and a great complement for every musician.


The drums are fascinating as an instrument and as the best example - Dave Grohl, of course smile.gif He is a drummer and a guitarist and I am sure that the drums have brought a huge benefit to him in his writing, arranging and playing!


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post Mar 8 2014, 08:50 PM
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Interesting thread...so has anyone tried Time Guru app? if so how are you supposed to use it effectively if its on your phone?I usually plug into a VST with my headphones on.


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